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  • Don Moskaluk
    Dec 20, 2008


      I one of the few lucky ones that had an outstanding trip in Ukraine.  I only a about 6 hours in Hostiv.  I went to gravesite and was concern that people were not taking care of the graveyard.  I did see many of my relatives and generations of Moskaluk.  It seems that I still have a large family in Hostiv.

      It was unfortunate that the July 2008 floods in that region did kill a small child that came close to overflowing river. The cello people had a good range of old and young.  I noticed that development was taken place as people are building new houses.  There were many in various state of construction.  I passed by the Ukraine Catholic Church but hadn't had time to go inside.  I did visit with about 10 different relatives and to see them and get to know them in a short period of time was near to impossible.

      My eldest son was touring with Yavir dance troop.  They had a free concert in Ternopil and busload of Moskaluk came to greet and see him.  Even when we walk on street people would say "Slava" to each other (this was short form for Slava icuce hrusty) very religious.  There was no russian, polish, idish or german spoken everything was Ukrainian.  There was a large bust of Ivan Franko near the community centre.  As I asked my cousins about this they didn't know who the person was.  My cousin said that Ivan Franko would come to see my grandfather, as he was the local blacksmith and the town mayor in early 1900's.  Most people there are very friendly and look to be well off.  There is a bus service that runs six times a day from Ivan Frankisk to Hostiv.  I was really amazed at this infrastructure.  Most of the houses have barns and summer kitchens.  Each house is fenced in and some have amazing metal work for the fencing.  I noticed that the primary area was agriculture however most people work else wear and come to live. 

      It was unique that when i was walking on the road that cattle would be leave every one's barn at the same time and you would have about 100 head going to fields to feed.  I was amazed that many people came to Hostiv to live.  You have a small plot of land near home in which you grow your own food.  I didn't see stores however my cousin said there were 4 bars in the village those looks like homes.  When I went into the bar it was like a corner store that had everything. 

      Cell phones.  Wow everyone one had a cell phone.  Instead of calling the children to bring in the cows they would call them on the cell phones.  KyivStar has a transmission tower in Hostiv.  Who needs landlines???

      A couple of notables, first I'm sorry that this email is fragmented, there was so much to see and the memories were great.  I did notice that my cousin daughter is in charge of post office in Hostiv.  I will get her number and post it.  I think it is important that we can have better ties to Hostiv than a google satellite map and bunch of names.  Oh on the sad note when I ask to see the church books to who was born, married, died this book was destroyed by Communist.  They though it not to be important.  I would be very interested if someone has this information.


      Don Moskaluk

      oh attach is a picture of my son and his dancing partner outside of Kyiv.  Thought it was a little over the top

      From: Steven Grzegor...n <grecko1@...>
      To: Hostow_Galicia_Village@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, December 7, 2008 3:20:47 AM
      Subject: [Hostow_Galicia_Village] Moskaluk in Hostiv

      Hi Don,
      It's been some time since I've heard from you - you were going to
      make your way to Hostiv - just wondering whether your trip eventuated
      as planned and what its was like??


      Steve Grzegorczyn

      --- In Hostow_Galicia_Village@yahoogroups.com, Don Moskaluk
      <don.moskaluk@...> wrote:
      > Steve
      > Also I am pretty well fluent in Ukrainian and even though I born in
      Canada my wife and kids also consider themselves to be from 
      Ukrainian origin.  My mother was born in Ternopil however under
      Polish rule and my inlaws were born in Lemkivshna which was southern
      Poland in Carthpathian Mountains.  They all consider themselves
      Ukrainian.  Kinda funny dialetics but it looks like Hostiv is a mini
      Canada with all different nationalities.. 
      > I hope this helps.
      > Don
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: grecko1 <grecko1@...>
      > To: Hostow_Galicia_Village@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 6:45:53 AM
      > Subject: RE: [Hostow_Galicia_Village] I've noticed that Moskaluk
      name is not part of the town of Hostiw
      > Hi Don,
      > Thought I would note that apart from my surname
      Grzegorczyn.  Smiegel(or Szmigiel) is also in my family tree, as are
      the following;
      > Szeremeta, Marsylewicz, Markiewicz, Andrzejczuk, Ostryzniuk,
      Krzyszczuk, Wdowiak, Hajdasz, Fediuk, Holij, Chryn, Gacek.  I'm sure
      many with a Polish spelt name living in Poland have a Ukranian
      spelling for those that may have remained in Hostow.  I came across a
      version of what I believe may be my  surname for people that may
      still still in Ottynia (not far from Hostow/Hostiv) and it was
      spelt "Hrehorashen". In Ukrainian the G changes to a H. Another
      Ottynian name is Markovych which may be Markiewicz in Poland .   I
      must admit it still amazes me  that  Jan, Ivan and John is one and
      the same – my fathers name was Jan.
      > Some Moskolnik's also live in Argentina – site link is in the links
      on the web site. However, the direct page that may interest you is;
      > http://surnames.rutrin.com.ar/m.htm
      > it also lists a few versions of your surname.   Its worth noting
      that quite of few people from Hostow immigrated to Argentina .
      > Whilst the following site;
      href="http://www.elaguilablanca.com.ar/elaguila/elaguila-proyec2.html" target="_blank">http://www.elaguilablanca.com.ar/elaguila/elaguila-proyec2..html
      > is in Spanish, it clearly shows the following  people being in
      Argentina in 1920
      > Allí aparecen los señores Adam Whon, Juan Raczkowski, Antonio
      Fassa, Antonio Antoniow, Juan Kruchowski, Juan Zach, Miguel
      Gregorczyn, Juan Huk, Pedro Soja, Antonio Terlecki, Miguel Antoniow,
      Martín Wdowiak, Pablo Hajdasz, Floriano Idzi, Pedro Maruniak,
      Wojciech Wdowiak
      > The names of Hajdarz, Wdowiak, Huk and Gregorczyn  in my opinion
      are all likely to have immigrated from Hostow / Tarnowica Polna and
      are somehow related to many of us in the group.   Addresses/phone
      numbers appear to be accessible over the internet(white pages) when I
      looked some time back for those in Buenos Aires .. I actually found 3
      Gregorczyn addresses and phone numbers when I looked.
      > Earlier this year I was planning my own trip to Hostow. It was to
      follow a trip to England with an elderly relative. However, the
      England trip fell through due to health issues.  It may be back on
      the agenda some time next year or the year after.
      > It would be great if during you Hostow/ Hostiv  visit you would be
      kind enough to advertise the web site in the Hostow Post office and
      at the Hostow museum which I understand has opened.  I hope your
      Ukrainian and Cyrillic script is doing well??
      > Good Luck
      > Kind Regards,
      > Steve Grzegorczyn
      > From:Hostow_Galicia_Village@yahoogroups.com [mailto:
      Hostow_Galicia_Village@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Don Moskaluk
      > Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 9:14 PM
      > To: Hostow_Galicia_Village@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [Hostow_Galicia_Village] I've noticed that Moskaluk
      name is not part of the town of Hostiw
      > Wow that is amazing.  My Grand Father was named Ivan.  It kinda
      funny that some of the names I do recognize.  My late father and his
      neighbour Smiegel use to get together from time to time. 
      > I heading towards Hostiw this summer and hopefully will get some
      videos and find out more about the town.  I also know that my cousins
      are running the post office and store.  Hopefully they can send me
      some information. 
      > Yeah, the J in the could be the polishsized version of Ivan and
      Moskolnik sure can be spealt wrong.  Even today people spell the name
      wrong why wouldn't that be different then?  Especially if you
      directly translated it from Ukrainian or slavic spelling to Polish. 
      > Thanks for your Help
      > Dr. Don Moskaluk
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: grecko1 < grecko1@ozemail. com.au >
      > To: Hostow_Galicia_ Village@yahoogro ups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday,
      June 3, 2008 5:31:39 AM
      > Subject: RE: [Hostow_Galicia_ Village] I've noticed that Moskaluk
      name is not part of the town of Hostiw
      > Hi Don,
      > Welcome to the group. Thanks for the comments regarding your
      grandfather - it would be great to hear more one day.  
      > You may be interested in looking at the following link to the 1929
      Polish Business Directory which finds Hostow; ( link is  also
      available in the links from the website)
      > http://data. jewishgen.. org/jri-pl/ 1929/loadtop. htm?1482
      > Sure enough it has a J, Moskolnik  listed as the Kawale.  They
      sometimes got the spelling wrong?   Other surnames on the list
      include some the other new members may be interested in. These
      > Krzyszczuk,
      > Szeremeta
      > Kruk   and
      > Grzegorczyn
      > Regards
      > Steven Grzegorczyn
      > PS to all
      > I have uploaded my grandparents wedding photo onto the site.  It
      would be great if anyone who had photo's of Hostow (Historical or
      New) had the time to upload them in the "photos" option of the
      website. Also,  if anyone has encountered and  specific links for
      Hostow/Tarnowica Polna area  not already listed on website, you are
      able to upload the link yourself or alternatively please send me a
      link and I will add it.
      > ________________________________
      > From:Hostow_Galicia_ Village@yahoogro ups.com [mailto:
      Hostow_Galicia_ Village@yahoogro ups.com ] On Behalf Of don.moskaluk
      > Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008
      6:05 AM
      > To: Hostow_Galicia_ Village@yahoogro ups.com
      > Subject: [Hostow_Galicia_ Village] I've noticed that Moskaluk name
      is not part of the town of Hostiw
      > I've noticed that Moskaluk name is not part of the town of Hostiw .
      > you please add Moskaluk to the family names of Hostiw. It seems
      > Moskaluk have been there for over a hundred years and Ivan Franko
      > to come an visit the town to talk with my grand father (as he was
      > black smith).
      > Thanks
      > Don Moskaluk


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